‘Home’ directed by Geoff Sobelle for Sydney Festival is a spectacle of ridiculousness, chaos, repetition and deeply odd beauty.
Featuring new songs, favourites from her EPs and live collaborations with Ben Abraham, Wafia’s sold-out performance in St Stephen’s Church was pretty magical.
With rolling waves and bird calls laid over his trademark piano, Yann Tiersen transported a sold-out Sydney Opera House crowd to Ushant: the tiny island off the north-west of France where he lives and records.
“There is a physicality to Jessy Lanza’s music that is made for dancing – RnB basslines, house influenced synths, plenty vocal hooks and syncopated rhythms.”
Joined on stage by Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts), Weyes Blood did what every artist aspires to: “She stopped time.”
Calling on elements of Velvet Underground, Gun Club and Nick Cave, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks put on “one hell of a powerful, confident and intense show”.